Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner have recently poked fun at England’s new aggressive technique of Test cricket named ‘Bazball.’
Apparently, the Aussies are sick and tired of hearing this term now.
The term is actually the nickname of England cricket team’s Test head coach, Brendon McCullum.
England is currently touring Pakistan for a three-match series in which they have won the first and second Tests.
England has been drawing huge amounts of praise for their new technique from all parts of the globe.
Under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, England has beaten the likes of India, Pakistan, and New Zealand in Tests.
In July, Steve Smith revealed that ‘Bazball’ is now being used as a joking term in Australia.
Steve Smith and David Warner’s opinions on the term ‘Bazball’
Guys just keep joking about it-Ronnie [head coach Andrew McDonald] has had enough of hearing about Bazball to be honest, it’s good fun to joke about.
Adding further, he says,
I’ve watched a little bit of it, it’s certainly been entertaining, they’re coming out playing their shots. If you come on a wicket that’s got some grass and Josh Hazelwood, [Pat] Cummins and [Mitchell] Starc are rolling in at you. Is it going to be the same? We’ll see what happens.
David Warner also shared his thoughts on Bazball and cited England’s sole loss against South Africa when the former were handed a defeat of an innings and 12 runs in that match.
England’s scores in the two innings of that match were 165 and 149 respectively.
Bazball didn’t work that Test.
I haven’t really taken much notice of it. But I don’t know if you guys know, we’ve got Ron Ball. We’ve been talking about Ron Ball, so it’s gonna be interesting this summer to see how that goes.
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